“Parliament’s presiding officers have learnt of more MPs who have tested positive for Covid-19,” parliament said in a statement.
Labour and employment minister Thulas Nxesi, mineral resources and energy minister Gwede Mantashe and MP Zamoxolo Peter have been hospitalised due to Covd-19.
Other MPs who have tested positive for Covid-19 are Simphiwe Mbatha, Collin Malatji and national assembly house chairperson Cedric Frolick.
National assembly speaker Thandi Modise and national council of provinces chairperson Amos Masondo have expressed messages of support and well wishes to the families of the MPs.
“During this time, human solidarity, empathy and social unity are crucial as key weapons against the coronavirus.
“South Africans are encouraged to remain steadfast in combating the spread of Covid-19. This means complying with restrictions, vital hygiene, social distancing protocols and all other guidelines aimed at reducing the spread of Covid-19 infections,” the presiding officers said.